I have started subscribing to slashdot, an RSS feed of Slashdot, on the friends page of my LJ research community bayesnets. Yesterday I also added four cheap, syndicated RSS feeds: the Dictionary.com Word of The Day (dictionary_wotd), Calvin and Hobbes (calnhobbes), Dilbert (dilbert_feed), and ThinkGeek (thinkgeek).
Haaaalp! I can't knot stop looping the cover of Crowded House's classic "Don't Dream It's Over" by Sixpence None The Richer. Yesterday I listened to it 14 or 15 times in four groups of repeats; today, 3 so far. mirabehn should liek the video; it has Leigh Nash giving a lamb to a lille teuncer. The best I can do is to switch to another 6pNTR song.
Apropos of which: here is my Tolkien music. I tend to assign theme songs to characters in most SF I read...
- Meriadoc Brandybuck: Hands (Jewel) - lyrics
- Théoden, Lord of Rohan: Winter (Tori Amos) - lyrics
- Erenion Gil-Galad, Last High King of the Noldor: Don't Dream It's Over (Crowded House, Sixpence None The Richer cover) - lyrics
istari_ala has done another set of Friday Fives. It has convinced me to procrastinate some more. Techoklitlan , here I come!
From 31 Jan 2003:
1. As a child, who was your favorite superhero/heroine? Why?
Ultraman (Urutoraman), because he trasked Godzilla (Gojira) by shooting energy bolts called specium rays out of his palms. Urutora surasshu preceded Xena's chakram by a good fifteen years at least. The world is a simple and logical place when one is six or seven.
(I also looked up to Superman and got in trouble in preschool for trying to fly over the heads of my classmates by - you guessed it - leaping from one table top to another.)
2. What was one thing you always wanted as a child but never got?
Hrm... I'd have to say I didn't want for anything as a child. Oh, except a little brother or sister, of course.
3. What's the furthest from home you've been?
Taipei, Taiwan, though that could be considered a home away from home, I suppose.
On the North American continent: Skagway, Alaska (here's a map of the region).
4. What's one thing you've always wanted to learn but haven't yet?
5. What are your plans for the weekend?
Work! What else? :-)
From 07 Feb 2003
1. What did you have for breakfast this morning? If you didn't have breakfast, why not?
I must admit that aside from McDonald's or hotel breakfasts on travel days, and the occasional hashbrowns with a nice Madras curry, I don't usually have any breakfast except a glass of milk.
2. What's your favorite cereal?
It's a three-way tie among Frosted Flakes (Kellogg's), Corn Pops (Kellogg's), and Fruity Pebbles (Post).
3. How often do you eat out? Do you want that to change?
I eat fast food about 2-3 times a week and otherwise eat out about once a week.
It doesn't matter much to me whether that changes a little. I need to expand my cooking repertoire, certainly.
4. What do you plan on having for dinner tonight? Got a recipe for that?
Cold pasta, semi-Chinese-style, with thinly-sliced cucumbers, ham or chicken, and strips of omelette, a little sesame oil, and a teensy bit of garlic, vinegar, and chili pepper oil.
5. What's your favorite restaurant? Why?
I used to like the Mandarin Wok (dong hai yu cun) in Champaign, IL. My advisor, who is vegetarian, also speaks highly of it. I also enjoy going to Red Lobster, but the nearest one is in Topeka, KS. In Manhattan, KS, I'd have to say Royal Thai Cuisine just acos it is the ONLY Thai restaurant in the entire town. Bha.
And lastly, 28 Feb 2003:
1. What is your favorite type of literature to read (magazine, newspaper, novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)?
alt.fan.tolkien (JUST KIDDING!!) I'd have to say speculative fiction (SF).
2. What is your favorite novel?
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. (Yew thought I would saz LoTR, didn't yew? Hah, it isn't even #2 on my list of novels.)
3. Do you have a favorite poem? (Share it!)
"To Homer" (1816) by John Keats (1795-1821).
I aslo like "Mending Wall" (1915) by Robert Frost (1874-1963) and "Song by the River" (1076) by Su Tungpo (1036-1101).
4. What is one thing you've always wanted to read, or wish you had more time to read?
See istari_ala's response. My shelves, my library borrowing lists, my wish lists, my LiveJournal, and my brain are all crammed with books I haven't read yet.
5. What are you currently reading?
Learning Bayesian Networks by Richard E. Neapolitan and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
 Aztec holy city of slacking off, ruled over by Unpunctualitpoca, goddess of procrastination.